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Old 20th June 2007, 17:02   #106
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Add to the wishlist an auto transmission as well as sunroof in the Optra Magnum.

Still no competition for the Skoda Octavia Diesel A/T.

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i think this car beats the octavia diesel hands down.
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Lol... looking at this thread even GM will do a double take I guess. Who would have thought, least of all GM themselves, that GM will get such a tumultous response and a hearty welcome amongst car enthusiasts in this country. Even before the others arrived here the Japanese and Koreans created a stranglehold that appeared difficult to loosen. Now Gm and even Ford (with their Fiesta) seem like slowly making a niche for themselves.

Way to go GM. And if Magnum can get a response like the Fiesta did and then sustain it your day is made.
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Here's some useful info, I used to own a Opel Astra and çoz of that I knew one mechanic in the GM servicing center quiet well and when I asked him about Magnum yesterday he said it's as good as Octavia and even better. He said when he tried it with only 1 liter of diesel it gave him 16kmpl... and he said it might give atleadt 18kmpl on highway. Magnum, he said comes with the same 1lakh kms/3 years warranty like the rest of their cars. Top end model comes around for 11lakhs.... but I don't know the exact figure.
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Here's some useful info, I used to own a Opel Astra and çoz of that I knew one mechanic in the GM servicing center quiet well and when I asked him about Magnum yesterday he said it's as good as Octavia and even better. He said when he tried it with only 1 liter of diesel it gave him 16kmpl... and he said it might give atleadt 18kmpl on highway. Magnum, he said comes with the same 1lakh kms/3 years warranty like the rest of their cars. Top end model comes around for 11lakhs.... but I don't know the exact figure.
Wow.. 14-16kmpl in the city! Further reemphasises what i said in : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tml#post474844 (Fate of the Octy.....)
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Here's some useful info, I used to own a Opel Astra and çoz of that I knew one mechanic in the GM servicing center quiet well and when I asked him about Magnum yesterday he said it's as good as Octavia and even better. He said when he tried it with only 1 liter of diesel it gave him 16kmpl... and he said it might give atleadt 18kmpl on highway. Magnum, he said comes with the same 1lakh kms/3 years warranty like the rest of their cars. Top end model comes around for 11lakhs.... but I don't know the exact figure.
Well i have taken a TD and brochures along with pricelist.
Can anyone else confirm the 3yr/100000km warranty?
Coz on the stuff I have its 2yr/50000 km warranty!!
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Well i have taken a TD and brochures along with pricelist.
Can anyone else confirm the 3yr/100000km warranty?
Coz on the stuff I have its 2yr/50000 km warranty!!
The 1 lakh km warranty is only available on the petrol variants,Diesel only comes with 50k km warranty,its very disappointing as even GM is not sure about their engine.
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The 1 lakh km warranty is only available on the petrol variants,Diesel only comes with 50k km warranty,its very disappointing as even GM is not sure about their engine.
The 1 lakh km warranty is optional on the diesel.
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Only problem is if you need to get the car moving on a slop. Having driven Palio that does not stop or jerks no matter what because of drive-by-wire technology. You really dont need to floor the accelrator to get the car moving on a slop in Palio but with Optra its different. To get into our apartment, i need to stop and then move into apartment which has a steep slop. If i dont floor the accelerator, then the car starts jerking. I need to floor the accelerator till the turbo kicks in.
Reminds me of the ill fated Astra 1.7 turbodiesel that my friend owned. Tall gearing and massive lag. Keep an eye on the clutch, he fried his clutch for the same reason. Had to keep it slippping to get out of basement parking everyday.
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Rodeo u need to get used to the clutch in the new high speed diesel engines all u have to do is put it in 1st gear and release the clutch and the car moves forward without pressing the accelerator if u think the magnum is bad for this reason try driving the skoda laura
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Rodeo u need to get used to the clutch in the new high speed diesel engines all u have to do is put it in 1st gear and release the clutch and the car moves forward without pressing the accelerator if u think the magnum is bad for this reason try driving the skoda laura
How does it make a difference if i press accelerator?
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U r going to fry your clutch in any high speed diesel engine u should not do the half clutch and accelerator like petrol engined cars or older diesel engines
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Rodeo any update on the FE ???
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Rodeo any update on the FE ???
I hv done 570kms but still 1/3 tank left. Will get to know in next refuel.
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that makes it 570 on 2/3rd of 60 liters.
570/40= 14.25.
However the magnum has a 10 liter reserve as well..
should be interesting when the refueling actually happens,


Rodeo; is this with a/c 100% on?
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